Trustees hear criticism of Nichols decision
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Chairman Dave True says UW President Laurie Nichols has helped put the state’s only public, four-year university on a “positive trajectory.”
True’s comments in a statement released Friday come after it was announced Monday that Nichols’ three-year contract would not be renewed after it expires in June. She will move to a faculty position. No explanation has been given for the move.
True says the board appreciates Nichols’ service and believes her hard work and that of many others has created a tremendous opportunity for her successor.
He says an acting president will be appointed until a permanent replacement is found.
Students, faculty and staff went before the board on Thursday to express shock and question the decision.
Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com